Settle, Yorkshire travel guide and Settle information

Photo of Settle in Yorkshire Dales (North Yorkshire region)

Visit Settle

Settle is a traditional market town on the south-western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and within easy reach of the Forest of Bowland area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With its scenic backdrop of the low pennine hills, the liveliest time to visit Settle is a Tuesday when the weekly market is held, but the town is usually bustling with activiy and there are a good selection of shops, pubs and cafes to detain you. Many shops are also to be found in the building known as the Shambles, a renovated historical building in the centre of Settle.

There are various historically interesting buildings of note in Settle, including the Town Hall and the Shambles building. Much of the local building dates from the 17th century, the time of the greatest wealth in settle's history.

There is also a theatre, the Victoria Hall, which has regular productions covering a wide range of tastes - check what is showing when you visit.

Things to do in and near Settle, Yorkshire

Of course, it is the scenery of the surrounding area that is the 'main attraction' with visitors to Settle. a couple of particular local highlights include:

- the town is at the end of the Settle-Carlisle train line, a journey worth taking for the impressive views it provides of the scenery

- walk up Castleberg Crag, the rocky outpost that overlooks the town, for views back across Settle

See also:

Map of Settle and places to visit

Settle places to visit

See more places nearby in the North Yorkshire guide